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Introduction to the Art of Stage Management A Practical Guide to Working in the Theatre and Beyond

Introduction to the Art of Stage Management A Practical Guide to Working in the Theatre and Beyond

Author: Michael (Los Angeles Philharmonic, USA) Vitale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

How do you develop the craft and skills of stage management for today's theatre industry? And how can these same skills be applied in a variety of entertainment settings to help you develop a rewarding and successful career? Drawing on his diverse experience working with companies from across the performing arts spectrum in venues from the Hollywood Bowl to the Barbican Centre in London, Michael Vitale offers a practical resource on the art of stage management for new and established stage managers. Besides providing detailed coverage of the role within theatre, the book uniquely explores the field of stage management in numerous branches of the entertainment industry. From theatre, opera, and theme parks, to cruise ships, special events, and dance, stage managers are an integral part of keeping productions running, and this book offers guidance on each distinct area to equip you for a varied and successful career. Written with candour and filled with real-world examples, the book examines the nuts and bolts of the job at each stage of the production process: from preproduction, room rehearsal, technical rehearsal, through to running the show. Vitale considers the skills needed to work with a myriad of different people, explores the traits of a successful stage manager, and helps you to hone and evaluate your own practice. Whether you are exploring the field for the first time or are a veteran looking to diversify your resume, Introduction to the Art of Stage Management will provide insight, practical information, and useful tips to help along the way. An accompanying Companion Website features a range of time-saving templates and forms, such as schedule templates and scene samples. https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/introduction-to-the-art-of-stage-management-9781474257190/

Stage Management

Stage Management

Author: Diane Norburn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2018

Working at the heart of theatre production, the stage management department is responsible for the smooth running of the show from day one of rehearsals to final curtain on the last performance. Stage Management examines, in depth, the roles and responsibilities of this indispensable team, including organizing rehearsals and performances, working with directors and designers to realise their creative ideas, and supporting the cast and other technical departments. This practical guide is packed with extensive example paperwork, top tips and industry terminology, offering expert guidance and advice on key tasks that can be achieved competently and with ease.

Arts Leadership Creating Sustainable Arts Organizations

Arts Leadership Creating Sustainable Arts Organizations

Author: Kenneth (University of Southern California, USA) Foster Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2018

The contemporary world faces unprecedented upheaval and change forcing institutions of all types to rethink how they are designed and how they must now function if they are to survive into an uncertain future. The performing arts are no exception; in an era of constant change and technological transformation, arts organizations and their leaders face significant organizational challenges if they are to maintain their relevance. Arts Leadership: Creating Sustainable Arts Organizations provides a contemporary overview of the field of arts leadership, focused on the performing arts. It examines what these challenges are, how they are affecting the performing arts and arts organizations in general and proposes creative ways to reimagine, build and lead sustainable arts organizations in this uncharted environment. With a global perspective drawn from his extensive experience advising arts organizations around the world and based on his own work successfully leading important performing arts organizations in the United States, Foster proposes an innovative approach to organizational design, systems, and structures for arts leaders in the 21st century that is based in ecological thinking and the creative process that is intrinsic to the arts. In disrupting conventional arts leadership practice, the book provides an exceptional tool to understand a unique sector, and is essential reading for students and practitioners across the creative and cultural industries.

Arts Leadership Creating Sustainable Arts Organizations

Arts Leadership Creating Sustainable Arts Organizations

Author: Kenneth (University of Southern California, USA) Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2018

The contemporary world faces unprecedented upheaval and change forcing institutions of all types to rethink how they are designed and how they must now function if they are to survive into an uncertain future. The performing arts are no exception; in an era of constant change and technological transformation, arts organizations and their leaders face significant organizational challenges if they are to maintain their relevance. Arts Leadership: Creating Sustainable Arts Organizations provides a contemporary overview of the field of arts leadership, focused on the performing arts. It examines what these challenges are, how they are affecting the performing arts and arts organizations in general and proposes creative ways to reimagine, build and lead sustainable arts organizations in this uncharted environment. With a global perspective drawn from his extensive experience advising arts organizations around the world and based on his own work successfully leading important performing arts organizations in the United States, Foster proposes an innovative approach to organizational design, systems, and structures for arts leaders in the 21st century that is based in ecological thinking and the creative process that is intrinsic to the arts. In disrupting conventional arts leadership practice, the book provides an exceptional tool to understand a unique sector, and is essential reading for students and practitioners across the creative and cultural industries.

The Stage Manager's Toolkit Templates and Communication Techniques to Guide Your Theatre Production from First Meeting to Final Performance

The Stage Manager's Toolkit Templates and Communication Techniques to Guide Your Theatre Production from First Meeting to Final Performance

Author: Laurie (Department of Theatre Arts, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI, USA) Kincman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2016

The Stage Manager's Toolkit provides a comprehensive account of the role of the stage manager for live theatre with a focus on both written and verbal communication best practices. The book outlines the duties of the stage manager and assistant stage manager throughout a production, discussing not only what to do but why. The book identifies communication objectives for each phase of production, paperwork to be created, and the necessary questions to be answered in order to ensure success.

The Stage Manager's Toolkit Templates and Communication Techniques to Guide Your Theatre Production from First Meeting to Final Performance

The Stage Manager's Toolkit Templates and Communication Techniques to Guide Your Theatre Production from First Meeting to Final Performance

The Stage Manager's Toolkit provides a comprehensive account of the role of the stage manager for live theatre with a focus on both written and verbal communication best practices. The book outlines the duties of the stage manager and assistant stage manager throughout a production, discussing not only what to do but why. The book identifies communication objectives for each phase of production, paperwork to be created, and the necessary questions to be answered in order to ensure success.

Building the Successful Theater Company

Building the Successful Theater Company

Author: Lisa Mulcahy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2016

What makes a theater company successful? Lisa Mulcahy poses the question to leaders from nineteen of the country's most diverse and vital theater companies from the recent past and present, and offers answers in Building the Successful Theater Company. Producers, stage managers, directors anyone dreaming of running a theater troupe will benefit from the practical guidance, amusing anecdotes, and sincere advice in this peek behind the curtains of the often difficult, always seductive, profession of theater. With five additional companies profiled in this fully revised third edition, Building a Successful Theater Company features: The LABrynth Theater Company New Paradise Laboratories National Theatre of the Deaf Shotgun Players Asian-American Theatre Company Steppenwolf Theater Company The Pasadena Playhouse La Jolla Playhouse Chicago City Limits Berkeley Repertory Theatre Arena Stage's The Living Stage Theatre Company Mixed Blood Theatre Company Horizons Theatre Wheelock Family Theatre L.A. Theatre Works A Traveling Jewish Theatre Jean Cocteau Repertory Bailiwick Repertory New Repertory Theatre New chapters cover funding and financial aspects, maximizing a company's potential through powerful social media use, and creating successful partnerships by teaming up with corporate sponsors and establishing artistic collaborations. Stage veterans reveal advice on everything from locating performance space, to developing a business plan, to and rehearsing and publicizing productions in this invaluable guide to creating or growing a theater company. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Stage Management A Gentle Art

Stage Management A Gentle Art

Author: Daniel Bond Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

This popular book describes in detail a stage manager's job. It provides those just starting out in the profession with a solid grounding in theatre stage management practices and procedures. The disciplines of lighting, set design and sound are discussed but the main focus is the management of these elements and the processes and scheduling that go together to provide effective results. Chronologically following the production of a play, the book starts with pre-production planning and progresses to opening night. With easy reference checklists and a full glossary, it is the essential guide to stage management.

Experiments in Democracy Interracial and Cross-Cultural Exchange in American Theatre, 1912-1945

Experiments in Democracy Interracial and Cross-Cultural Exchange in American Theatre, 1912-1945

Author: Cheryl Black Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2016

In the first half of the twentieth century, a number of American theatres and theatre artists fostered interracial collaboration and socialization on stage, behind the scenes, and among audiences. In an era marked by entrenched racial segregation and inequality, these artists used performance to bridge America's persistent racial divide and to bring African American, Latino/Latina, Asian American, Native American, and Jewish American communities and traditions into the nation's broader cultural conversation. In Experiments in Democracy, edited by Cheryl Black and Jonathan Shandell, theatre historians examine a wide range of performances-from Broadway, folk plays and dance productions to scripted political rallies and radio dramas. Contributors look at such diverse groups as the Theatre Union, La Union Marti-Maceo, and the American Negro Theatre, as well as individual playwrights and their works, including Theodore Browne's folk opera Natural Man, Josefina Niggli's Soldadera, and playwright Lynn Riggs's Cherokee Night and Green Grow the Lilacs (the basis for the musical Oklahoma!). Exploring the ways progressive artists sought to connect isolated racial and cultural groups in pursuit of a more just and democratic society, contributors take into account the blind spots, compromised methods, and unacknowledged biases at play in their practices and strategies. Essays demonstrate how the gap between the ideal of American democracy and its practice-mired in entrenched systems of white privilege, economic inequality, and social prejudice-complicated the work of these artists. Focusing on questions of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality on the stage in the decades preceding the Civil Rights era, Experiments in Democracy fills an important gap in our understanding of the history of the American stage-and sheds light on these still-relevant questions in contemporary American society.

The Theatrical Manager in Britain and America Player of a Perilous Game

The Theatrical Manager in Britain and America Player of a Perilous Game

Author: Joseph W. Donohue Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/04/2016

From Philip Henslowe to David Merrick, the producer or theatre manager has generally been seen as a combination of Shylock and Simon Legree, usurer and slavedriver, wholly concerned with profit and loss, indifferent to art and artists. Yet no single person has greater responsibility in what George Henry Lewes called the perilous game of play production. The essays in this volume examine five English and American theatrical managers, from the Elizabethan period to the twentieth century: Philip Henslowe, Tate Wilkinson, Stephen Price, Edwin Booth, and Charles Wyndham. The contributors, who evaluate the relationship of each manager to the drama of his time, include Bernard Beckerman, Charles Beecher Hogan, Benard Hewitt, Charles Shattuck, and George Rowell. Joseph Donohue's essay, The Theatrical Manager and the Uses of Theatrical Research, introduces the volume. Originally published in 1971. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Censorship of British Drama 1900-1968 Volume 4 The Sixties

The Censorship of British Drama 1900-1968 Volume 4 The Sixties

Author: Steve Nicholson Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/07/2015

The 1960s was a significant decade in social and political spheres in Britain, especially in the theatre. As certainties shifted and social divisions widened, a new generation of theatre makers arrived, ready to sweep away yesterday's conventions and challenge the establishment. Focusing on plays we know, plays we have forgotten, and plays which were silenced forever, this book demonstrates the extent to which censorship shaped the theatre voices of the decade. The concluding part of Steve Nicholson's four-volume analysis of British theatre censorship from 1900 until 1968, previously undocumented material from the Lord Chamberlain's Correspondence Archives in the British Library and the Royal archives at Windsor are examined to describe the political and cultural implications of a powerful elite exerting pressure in an attempt to preserve the veneer of a polite, unquestioning society.